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Healthy active ageing: If you fall at home

This flowchart shows you what to do if you have a fall at home. Spend some time to read the various steps and practice the procedure so you can help yourself if you do happen to fall.

A flowchart explaining what to do if you fall at home
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If you have had a fall, a walking aid can help to increase your steadiness and improve your confidence to be more mobile, however you will need to find one that suits your needs and learn how to maintain it.

If you are concerned that you might experience a fall, you can invest in a personal alarm to be worn around your neck or in your pocket. Some alarms are activated if the wearer falls, whereas other devices require the alarm to be pressed for assistance.

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Last updated: 13 March 2012